Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, and an appropriate opportunity to post a picture of this famous and lovely sculpture from the church of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg.
This delightful group of of limewood sculptures celebrating the Annunciation was made by the by the Bavarian artist Veit Stoss in 1518 and is supended above the choir. The history of the work , including both its symbolism and its survival can be read at the illustrated online article Angelic Salutation (Stoss)
The Choir of St Lorenz
Image; Xavier de Jauréguiberry on Flickr